Precorrin-8X methylmutase

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In enzymology, a precorrin-8X methylmutase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

precorrin-8X hydrogenobyrinate

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, precorrin 8X, and one product, hydrogenobyrinate.

This enzyme belongs to the family of isomerases, specifically those intramolecular transferases transferring acyl groups. The systematic name of this enzyme class is precorrin-8X 11,12-methylmutase. Other names in common use include precorrin isomerase, and hydrogenobyrinic acid-binding protein. This enzyme participates in porphyrin and chlorophyll metabolism.

Structural studies

As of late 2007, 6 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 1F2V, 1I1H, 1OU0, 1V9C, 2AFR, and 2AFV.


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  • Roth JR, Lawrence JG, Rubenfield M, Kieffer-Higgins S, Church GM (1993). "Characterization of the cobalamin (vitamin B12) biosynthetic genes of Salmonella typhimurium". J. Bacteriol. 175: 3303&ndash, 16. PMID 8501034.
  • Stolowich NJ, Iida K, Scott AI (1992). "Expression of 9 Salmonella typhimurium enzymes for cobinamide synthesis. Identification of the 11-methyl and 20-methyl transferases of corrin biosynthesis". FEBS. Lett. 301: 73&ndash, 8. PMID 1451790.
  • Thibaut D, Debussche L (1990). "Genetic and sequence analysis of an 8.7-kilobase Pseudomonas denitrificans fragment carrying eight genes involved in transformation of precorrin-2 to cobyrinic acid". J. Bacteriol. 172: 5980&ndash, 90. PMID 2211521.

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